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Legacy Restored

Legacy Restored (The Legacy Series, #2)Legacy Restored by Robin Patchen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Classic Robin Patchen! Plenty of unexpected things happen when an ex-con and an artist team up – accidentally – to bring down a murderer. Loved the characters in this one. He’s broody and temperamental, the quintessential artist. She’s independent and insecure, an interesting combination. Together, they’ll keep you turning the pages.

 

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The Witness Tree

The Witness TreeThe Witness Tree by Denise Weimer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fascinating and engaging story about a historic time and place that isn’t often showcased in fiction. I was captivated by the characters from the very start. The lifestyle of the Moravians is something I knew just a little about. Their interaction with the natives – both positive and negative – kept me reading until late into the night. And – of course – the romance didn’t hurt either!

 

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The Cowboys

The CowboysThe Cowboys by Jennifer Uhlarik
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What’s better than a book with a handsome cowboy for the hero? A collection of four stories with four handsome cowboy heroes! These stories will tug at your heart and give you a chuckle before leaving you with that satisfied *awww…* ending. Most importantly … did I mention the handsome cowboy heroes?! Written by four of my favorite authors is a nice plus as well.

 

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The Brightest Hope

The Brightest Hope (Echoes of the Heart, #3)The Brightest Hope by Naomi Dawn Musch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure how the author was going to take the “bad boy” of book #2 and make him the hero of book #3 … but she nailed it! What a great end to this trilogy. Two emotionally wounded people who are drawn together against their will only to be torn apart when the unimaginable happens. Plenty of twists and turns and just the right amount of sighs. Highly recommend this one – but read The Deepest Sigh and The Softest Breath first!

 

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Legacy Rejected

Legacy Rejected (The Legacy #1)Legacy Rejected by Robin Patchen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another wonderful adventure in Nutfield from author Robin Patchen. As always, her characters are engaging and quirky, the setting is *the* small town we all wished we lived in, and there are parts of the story that keep you guessing. While it’s fun to see the cameo appearances of characters from her other series, there’s no need to read them before reading this. But if you haven’t – you’ll want to anyway!

 

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Yours Truly, Thomas

Yours Truly, ThomasYours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There is a lot to like about this story. The characters are engaging, the story premise is interesting, the setting is charming, and there’s a big dog in it. I love stories with dogs in them. However – you saw that coming, right? – it could have benefited from another round of editing. There are grammatical/punctuation errors, and if you just read over those, they won’t bother you, but there are more issues that should have been addressed. However – because every review should have two of these – it’s still an enjoyable story.

 

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My Dearest Dietrich

My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Lost LoveMy Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love by Amanda Barratt
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No history geek worth his or her salt hasn’t heard of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Including me. I knew the bare bones of his story, but there was a lot I didn’t know. I knew nothing about Maria von Wedemeyer. Now I do!

I’d been looking forward to this story since I first heard that it was going to release. I’ve read several of Amanda Barratt’s historical romance novellas and enjoyed them. This book did not disappoint. Barratt did a great job of putting the flesh on these historical figures. She shows a side of Bonhoeffer that the history books never could.

You don’t have to be a WWII buff, or even that much of a history buff, to enjoy this novel. This story is about the people – not the history. If you know history, then you know the ending, but the getting there is a very good read.

 

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